Food label warnings
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Food labelling

Working paper

Labelling and information schemes for the circular economy

Circular Economy Labels and Information Schemes (CELIS) compose the group of labels, certifications, standards of information schemes that fully or partially address one or more resource efficiency or circular economy elements. This paper provides an overview of the current CELIS landscape, assesses the drivers and...

Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages: approval report – proposal P1050

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has assessed a proposal to consider a mandatory pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages. Evidence demonstrates pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages can raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy and prompt discussion of...
Literature review

Pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcohol: a review of recent literature

FSANZ undertook a literature review to inform the development of risk management options for a pregnancy warning label on packaged alcoholic beverages. The literature review covered the period from November 2008 to July 2019.
Journal article

Development of Australia's front‐of‐pack interpretative nutrition labelling Health Star Rating system: lessons for public health advocates

This article argues that actions to improve nutrition are often highly contested, particularly if the desired outcome competes with commercial interests. However, by deploying a structured approach to public health advocacy, it is possible to influence government, despite opposition from commercial interests.

Health star rating system: five year review report

This rerview examined the impact of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System against its specific objectives. In short, the HSR is performing well, but some improvements are needed.
Discussion paper

Mānuka honey sold in New Zealand: is further regulation needed?

This discussion document describes the current requirements, and assesses both a voluntary and mandatory option for how the science definition could be implemented for mānuka honey sold in New Zealand.

VicHealth healthy eating strategy 2017–2019

The VicHealth healthy eating strategy 2017–2019 is part of VicHealth’s organisational goal to have one million more Victorians with better health and wellbeing, including 200,000 more Victorians adopting a healthier diet by 2023.

ACCC Enforcement guide: Free range chicken egg claims

The ACCC has produced this guide to help egg producers of all sizes understand their fair trading rights and obligations when promoting or selling eggs as ‘free range’. It will also help consumers understand the law and our approach to ‘free range’ egg claims.
Journal article

Support for food policy initiatives is associated with knowledge of obesity-related cancer risk factors

This study looks at the impact awareness about links between obesity and cancer have on public support for food policy initiatives, like better labeling or taxes on unhealthy foods.

Food labelling scandal

This policy position argues that labeling laws should allow consumers the opportunity to know the origins of the food they are purchasing and consuming.
Briefing paper

Alcohol warning labels: are they effective?

Australia does not currently require warning labels on alcohol products, putting Australia out of step with many other countries. Given the potential persuasive power of labels, as well as the rising social costs of alcoholism in the United States (US), government - mandated warning labels...
Briefing paper

Food labelling and its influences on food choices

In 2002, it became mandatory for food producers in Australia to provide a Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) on the back of food packages. However, research has shown that consumers often misinterpret NIPs or do not use them at all. Health advocates have begun to consider...

Country of origin labelling: are consumers willing to pay more for Australian products?

In this research note, Michael Priestley examines the evidence for consumers buying Australian products, the proposed changes to food labelling, and mandatory country of origin labelling in the United States.